Author Sanford Bragg

Sandy Bragg is a principal at Integrity Research Associates. He has over thirty years experience as an investment research professional. Prior to joining Integrity in 2006, he was an Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poors, managing S&P’s equity research business and fund information properties. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College. Email:

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SEC Signals No Harmonization With MiFID II

In a speech made Monday at an industry conference, the head of the Security and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management strongly indicated that the regulator will not extend the ...

Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Raises $11.6 Million

Thinknum, a leading source of web data, closed an $11.6 million Series A funding round.  The move signals Thinknum's ambition to continue to aggressively scale its platform. Thinknum will use ...

Alternative Data Firm RavenPack Releases Portfolio Tool

In a bid to attract more traditional asset management clients, news sentiment analysis provider RavenPack launched a new portfolio ranking tool based on sentiment factors. The new tool provides on-demand ...
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Investigative Research Firm Blue Heron Research Partners Expands Post-MiFID II

Due diligence specialist Blue Heron Research Partners, now the largest investigative research firm focused on the buy-side, recently opened a London office as it sees more opportunity for its primary ...
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Geospatial Firm RS Metrics Exits Car Counts, Hires New Sales Head

Geospatial analysis firm RS Metrics restructured its product line to focus solely on estimating metals inventories while hiring a new head of sales.  Although it was one of the first ...
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New Expert Network Seeks to Disrupt Existing Pricing Model

As a new entrant to the expert network space, Pride Advisory differentiates itself by being a subsidiary of a major recruiting and human capital outsourcing firm, Pride Global.  It is ...

Alternative Data Energy Firm Vortexa Raises £4.4 Million

London-based Vortexa, which tracks global supplies of oil products using geospatial data along with other sources, closed a £4.4 million ($5.8 million) Series A round.  Led by London venture capital ...
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New RMS Provider Focuses on Buy-Side Privacy Concerns

In the wake of increased attention to privacy issues, startup ContentStreet is launching a research management solution designed to limit brokers’ ability to track usage of research content. ContentStreet is ...
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Using Alternative Data to Disrupt Private Equity

Upstart venture firm CircleUp ingests unstructured data on private companies as it applies systematic investing into the staid world of private equity.  Its approach illustrates how alternative data and artificial ...
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No Rush to Cover Marijuana Stocks

US boutiques and mid-tier banks are edging into following the cannabis sector as independent boutique Melius Research became the latest to initiate coverage. We estimate there are fewer than twenty ...
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